LAS CRUCES, N.N. (AP) — New Mexico State has suspended operations of its males’s basketball program and positioned its teaching workers on paid administrative go away resulting from allegations unrelated to a deadly taking pictures final yr.
The college stated in a press release the brand new allegations concerned potential violations of college coverage and had been separate from the Nov. 19 taking pictures of a scholar from a rival college. Aggies energy ahead Mike Peake was suspended in early December whereas a third-party investigator appears into his attainable involvement within the taking pictures.
New Mexico State’s sport in opposition to California Baptist on Saturday was canceled.
The New Mexico State College Board of Regent issued a press release in assist of the choice for this system to droop operations.
Peake, 21, has not been charged within the pre-dawn taking pictures on the College of New Mexico’s campus in Albuquerque hours earlier than the host Lobos had been to play the Aggies. That sport was canceled, together with the Dec. 3 rematch in Las Cruces.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Convention is fining Vanderbilt $250,000 for followers dashing the courtroom after the Commodores upset No. 6 Tennessee on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.
The league introduced the high-quality for violating the SEC coverage limiting entry to the competitors space. That is Vanderbilt’s fourth offense and second in three months. Vanderbilt additionally was docked $250,000 in November for followers coming onto the sector following a 31-24 win over Florida on Nov. 19.
Teammates mobbed Tyrin Lawrence after his 3-pointer from the correct nook in entrance of the Vanderbilt bench snapped an 11-game skid to in-state rival Tennessee with a 66-65 victory Wednesday night time, the largest win but of coach Jerry Stackhouse’s four-year tenure. College students and different followers rapidly ran onto the courtroom to rejoice.
NEW YORK (AP) — The on-again, off-again Tremendous Bowl interview between President Joe Biden and a Fox Corp. streaming service seems to be off once more.
A White Home official stated that it was “inaccurate” to say the interview had been rescheduled, contradicting a Fox Corp. spokesperson who stated earlier within the day that it was taking place.
The assertion appeared to sign the definitive finish of a pingpong saga over whether or not Biden would sit down with Fox interviewers forward of the Tremendous Bowl on Sunday. Presidents historically grant an interview to the community that’s broadcasting the soccer sport — on this case, Fox.
Nevertheless, this yr negotiations broke down.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers are bringing again extra acquainted faces.
The Panthers introduced that Dom Capers, who served because the group’s first head coach from 1995-98, has been added to new coach Frank Reich’s workers as a senior defensive assistant. Capers coached Reich in 1995 when the Panthers broke into the league as an enlargement group.
The group has additionally employed Josh McCown, who spent two seasons as a Panthers quarterback, as their new quarterbacks coach, and Peter Hansen because the their linebackers coach. Hansen labored final season with the Denver Broncos below new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero.
The 72-year-old Capers brings a wealth of expertise to Reich’s workers.
He earned NFL Coach of the 12 months honors in 1996, main the Panthers to a 12-4 report and a visit to the NFC championship. He was fired after 4 seasons, and went on to teach one other enlargement group, the Houston Texans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas was fined $40,000 by the NBA for utilizing derogatory and disparaging language throughout a stay tv interview.
Thomas was being interviewed together with Spencer Dinwiddie on TNT after the Nets’ 116-105 victory over Chicago on Thursday night time. He was requested about Dinwiddie’s joke that he and Dorian Finney-Smith, who got here collectively from Dallas within the commerce for Kyrie Irving, helped make the Nets a better-looking group.
Thomas laughingly responded with a homosexual slur.
The 21-year-old guard, who earlier than Thursday had develop into the youngest participant in league historical past with three straight 40-point video games, apologized after the sport on social media.
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto ahead Pascal Siakam, Minnesota guard Anthony Edwards and Sacramento guard De’Aaron Fox have been added to the participant pool for the All-Star Sport as damage replacements.
Commissioner Adam Silver’s workplace introduced the picks after they had been first reported by ESPN.
Siakam, Edwards and Fox substitute Golden State’s Stephen Curry, New Orleans’ Zion Williamson and Phoenix’s Kevin Durant — all of whom are injured and will probably be unable to play within the Feb. 19 sport at Salt Lake Metropolis.
It’s the second All-Star choice for Siakam, and the primary for Edwards and Fox.
Curry, Williamson and Durant had been all chosen as starters for the sport. These beginning spots will now go to Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Utah’s Lauri Markkanen and Memphis’ Ja Morant, the NBA stated.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns house owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are in talks to purchase a minority stake within the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, an individual acquainted with the negotiations informed The Related Press.
The Haslams, who’ve explored shopping for different professional groups up to now, are looking for the 25% share at present held by Marc Lasry, based on the one that spoke on situation of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the state of affairs.
There isn’t any timeline for an settlement or sale, the individual stated. Sportico was first to report the Haslam Sports activities Group’s curiosity within the Bucks.
Lasry and Wesley Edens, each New York funding agency executives, purchased the Bucks from former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl for about $550 million in 2014 with pledges to maintain the group in Milwaukee.
The Haslams purchased the Browns in 2012, additionally personal the Columbus Crew of Main League Soccer and have been occupied with increasing their professional sports activities portfolio outdoors Ohio.
The Haslams beforehand approached the Minnesota Timberwolves about shopping for them.
ZURICH (AP) — It’s Lionel Messi vs. Kylian Mbappé once more, this time for the FIFA Finest Males’s Participant award for 2022.
Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain and France’s famous person ahead head the three-player shortlist introduced by FIFA, eight weeks after main their groups in an epic last in Qatar.
Karim Benzema accomplished the highest three within the voting by a world panel of nationwide group captains and coaches plus chosen journalist in every of FIFA’s 211 member international locations, in addition to followers voting on-line.
Within the Finest Girls’s Participant award, Beth Mead of England, Alex Morgan of the US and Spain’s Alexia Putellas had been on the shortlist voted for by a separate international voting panel.
The winners will probably be introduced at a Feb. 27 ceremony in Paris.
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Wolf rallied for a three-set victory over No. 2 seed Frances Tiafoe, and John Isner gained his five hundredth profession tiebreaker in one other straight-sets win within the quarterfinals of the Dallas Open.
Prime-seeded Taylor Fritz held on to beat No. 7 seed Marcos Giron 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3 in a rematch from the quarterfinals of the inaugural Dallas occasion final yr, when Giron gained in three units to arrange the primary all-American semifinals on the ATP Tour since 2004.
There wasn’t an opportunity for a replay of 4 U.S. semifinalists in Dallas, with China’s Yibing Wu dealing with eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of Italy within the final quarterfinal. Wu rolled to a 6-3, 6-4 victory and can face Fritz.
Wolf, the No. 6 seed, reached his second profession semifinal by erasing two break factors within the deciding sport of one other all-American match, closing out the 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win along with his eleventh ace on his second match level.